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Feds Say More People Should Try Dialysis At Home

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Diabetes alert dogs are trained to detect low blood glucose in a person. The dogs can cost $20,000, but little research has been done on their effectiveness. Frank Wisneski/Flickr hide caption

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There will be about 55 percent more people with diabetes as baby boomers become senior citizens, a report finds. Rolf Bruderer/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption

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A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man (right) based on skull found at the La Ferrassie rock shelter in Dordogne Valley, France. He's face to face with a male Homo sapien. Philippe Plailly & Atelier Daynes/Science Source hide caption

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

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Carmen Smith now gets the insulin she needs via her doctor's prescription. When she lacked health insurance, buying a version of the medicine over the counter was cheaper, she says. But it was hard to get the dose right. Lynn Ischay for NPR hide caption

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You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

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Screening blood for high blood sugar may become more common now that an influential panel has recommended it for many overweight people. iStockphoto hide caption

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The number of people being diagnosed with diabetes has been on the decline since 2009. iStockphoto hide caption

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Fewer People Are Getting Diabetes, But The Epidemic Isn't Over

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